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Pope held meeting with same-sex couple in US

The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years.

Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought…


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Police: Man got onto JFK tarmac, hoping to meet Pope

He supposedly wanted to give the Pope his business card and talk to him and other world leaders about changing the world.

Whatever his intentions, it was how 39-year-old Chris Cannella did it -- by falsely impersonating an officer and driving his…


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Pope brought our messy multitude together

He introduced himself as a brother, a son of immigrants, a neighbor from beyond our southern border.


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Vandals hit statue of priest canonized by pope

While in Washington, Pope Francis canonized a Spanish missionary buried at a mission in California. Over the weekend, a statue of the new saint was vandalized.


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Pope enjoyed warmth of Americans

Pope Francis has returned to Rome, leaving the United States with "a heart full of gratitude and hope" after a hectic trip.

The Pope packed a lot of hugs, handshakes, blessings and political admonitions into a period of less than a week that took…


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Pope Francis celebrates his trip's final Mass in U.S.

Pope Francis capped his U.S. trip with a final Mass in Philadelphia, where thousands of Catholics lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway to hear from the man known as "the People's Pope."

In his closing homily, Francis stressed the importance of "little…


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Pope Francis visits North America

Pope Francis arrived in the United States this week, and made numerous stops in New York City Friday. Check out some images of the pope's North American journey.


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Pope Francis gives NYC students some homework

Pope Francis gave the students of Our Lady Queen of Angels School an important assignment during his visit on Friday.

"I would like to give you some homework. Can I do that? It is a simple request, but very important," he told them.

"Please don't…


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Pope finishes big day in NYC

Pope Francis on Friday finished a whirlwind day in New York City: a speech to the United Nations, a visit with schoolchildren in Harlem and Mass with more than 20,000 faithful in Madison Square Garden.


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Francis at 9/11 memorial: 'Never forget them'

He calls his church a field hospital for the spiritually wounded. And on Friday, Pope Francis spoke to hundreds who are still trying to heal.

Praying with families of victims of the September 11 attacks at a ground zero memorial and speaking at an…


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Fenced in for hours to see Francis

If you put end-to-end the barriers the NYPD is using to protect Pope Francis during his nearly 40 hours in the city, they would stretch 37 miles.


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5 things the Pope thinks are wrong with world

In a sweeping address to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis presented himself as a champion of the poor and dispossessed, urging world leaders to adopt concrete solutions to combat war, widespread poverty and economic destruction.

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